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Rank-and-file tax workers: don’t cross picket lines

ARC, the union for senior managers in HMRC, has voted for strike action on Friday 14 February. At the same time PCS, the union for clerical grade staff, has not called any action. The Civil Service Rank & File Network … Continue reading

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Call for a summer of rank-and-file action

The national executive of the PCS union has stalled action over attacks on the civil service until September. This is a clear demobilising tactic which must be met with a summer of rank-and-file activity. The union leadership’s decision is to … Continue reading

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Stop privatisation in HMRC: Communication blockade of Nick Lodge and Transactis

HM Revenue & Customs announced in February that it was running a pilot to “build capacity” in their Benefits & Credits directorate by outsourcing to the private sector. Like a previous trial in Contact Centres, this would be a transparent … Continue reading

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Save HMRC Enquiry Centres: Communication blockade of Ruth Owen

Ruth Owen is the Director of HM Revenue & Customs’ Personal Tax directorate. As such, she is overseeing the closure of all public Enquiry Centres in the North East of England on Monday 3 June. This is a “trial” intended … Continue reading

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HP industrial action reinstated

I am pleased to report that industrial action by PCS members working for the major government IT contractor, Hewlett Packard, has been reinstated. I previously reported that, despite a big majority for action in a ballot of the 1400 members … Continue reading

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Civil Service Rank and File Bulletin (Mar 2013)

The latest bulletin from the Civil Service Rank and File Network is now out. You can read it below. If you’re involved with rank and file activism in other sectors in the UK or beyond we would like to hear … Continue reading

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